Sages roll behind 'Slash and Dash'
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MOWEAQUA — Andrew Bailey and Dylan Knisley — nicknamed “Slash and Dash” by Bailey — accounted for 181 yards and four touchdowns as the Sages opened on a strong note.
Bailey finished with 105 yards on 13 carries and found the end zone three times. Knisley gained 76 yards on 16 touches with a TD.
“I just like running into people,” Bailey said. “I can’t do what Dylan does, going left and right. I just go straight. That’s it.”
The ground game kept the Raiders defense on the field twice as long as Monticello’s as the Sages controlled time of possession 15:16 to 8:44 in the first half.
“I thought their defense looked gassed even earlier than I thought they would,” Monticello coach Cully Welter said. “We thought (coming into the game) that we had a little more depth so we were really hoping it would be 100 degrees outside. I thought that was a big factor in taking control of the game.”
The Sages’ highly touted defensive front seven controlled the line of scrimmage. Ben Wilson had seven tackles. Josh Burton and Peter Cecava each had six.